Electrifyingly intense Chaoui music from the Aurès region of Algeria, booted into the future, with drum machines, phased gesba flute and reverbed-out vocals. Chaoui is a genre of Berber music that originated in the Aurès region of Algeria. It is a mixture of Saharan and Atlas mountain music marked with dancing rhythms. This LP is a reissue of one of the most “in demand” of the genre’s cassettes. It was originally released by Oriental Music Production, a label dedicated to the some of the best regional releases during the heyday of the ’80s and ’90s golden era of rai and local Algerian music cassettes.
Listen to: Ouechesma by Hocine Chaoui
A3. Rym El Hahaya
B1. El Machina Khala
B3. Khalini Rouh